TOKYO — SAITAMA The United States men’s basketball team won their first Olympic game in Tokyo with a resounding 120-66 victory over Iran in the preliminary round.
D. Booker Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Devin Booker, a player for the Phoenix Suns, was a key figure in paving the path.
On Tuesday, Booker started and finished with 16 points, good for second place in scoring. When it came to points, Portland Trail Blazers’ Damien Lillard had 21.
Booker had a.67% field goal percentage, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.0 steals. At one point he dunked with both hands.
The potential that we had a week ago will never go away,” Booker remarked during a postgame media availability after the loss in the NBA Finals.
“Even if we do manage to get one at some point in the future, we will always be reminded of the one we lost and the potential it held. Therefore, it is something upon which you must reflect, upon which you must build, upon which you must take in and employ as inspiration. Getting back there won’t be simple, but it’s all a part of the journey, the process.”
After losing to France 83-76 on Sunday to end a 25-game winning streak at the Olympics, the United States responded by making 19 three-pointers and regaining the lead in Tokyo.
When the United States men take on the Czech Republic on Saturday at 5 a.m. MST, Booker will be there to represent his country once again. If they were to win on Saturday, they would advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament, which is a best-of-three format.
Basketball’s first gold medal for the United States at the Olympics goes to Devin Booker and the United States men.
Less than twenty-four hours before Team USA’s Olympic opening against France, the three NBA Finalists have joined the squad.
Gregg Popovich, the head coach of the United States national team, has stated that the players’ availability for the upcoming start is uncertain.
Nonetheless, all three members of the group will be accessible.
On Sunday morning at 5:00 a.m., they will begin their quest for a gold medal.